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AZ Business Magazine

About AZ Business Magazine

Over the past two-and-a-half decades, Arizona Business Magazine has grown to encompass not just Arizona Business Magazine, but also a whole host of other publications and signature events. Arizona Business Magazine is the state’s leading monthly business publication. Published by AZ Big Media, the magazine covers a wide-range of topics focusing on the Arizona business scene, and is aimed at high-level corporate executives and business owners.

Wells Fargo Arizona collects more than 19 tons of food


Wells Fargo Arizona’s team members collected 39,328 pounds of food during the company’s statewide food drive that took place June 10-24. The amount of food collected was equivalent to providing 66,124 meals and benefitted Association of Arizona Food Banks members throughout the state at a time when the need is so great. Food collection bins… Read More →

Marcia L. Mintz – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Marcia L. Mintz – President, John C. Lincoln Health Foundation Mintz leads the John C. Lincoln Health Foundation and community benefit for Scottsdale Lincoln Health Network. She has more than 20 years of international and national experience in creating community and business partnerships through development and philanthropy. Greatest accomplishment: “Knowing that my work is contributing… Read More →

UA College of Public Health adds Halpern

The University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health welcomes new faculty member Michael Halpern, MD, PhD, MPH, an associate professor and chair of the public health policy and management section. Dr. Halpern has more than 20 years of experience in health services research and policy analysis, including evaluating patterns of medical… Read More →

Phoenix Makes Case to Host Democratic Convention in ’16

Downtown Phoenix, Photo: Flickr, squeaks2569

City and government officials in Phoenix are currently preparing for a visit Sept. 9-11 from the Democratic National Committee. Phoenix joins four other cities – New York City; Philadelphia; Columbus, Ohio; and Birmingham, Ala. – as finalists to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The committee of Democratic officials to visit Phoenix makes up the… Read More →

Fortis boosts power with Acquisition of UNS Energy


Fortis Inc. completed its acquisition of UNS Energy Corporation, adding UNS Energy subsidiaries Tucson Electric Power (TEP) and UniSource Energy Services (UES) to its growing international family of electric and gas utility companies. TEP and UES will remain headquartered in Tucson under local control with current management and staffing levels and no planned changes to… Read More →

Tips for better business Tweeting

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With more than 500 million Tweets sent daily, it’s likely your next customer is on Twitter. The challenge for companies is making their Tweets stand out and building their business by capturing a greater share of the growing market using Twitter. “An effective Tweet can boost business by creating the highest engagement with followers, while… Read More →

Ann Meyers-Drysdale – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Ann Meyers-Drysdale – Vice President, Phoenix Mercury A pioneer in women’s athletics, Meyers-Drysdale was one of the first women to be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Greatest accomplishment: “Being a part of the Phoenix Mercury and their two WNBA Championships; and my tryout with the Indiana Pacers.” Surprising fact: “I was… Read More →

Shirley Mays – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Shirley Mays – Dean, Arizona Summit Law School Mays’ priorities are focused on the school’s mission of promoting diversity in the legal profession, serving under-served communities, developing innovative curriculum tailored to meet student needs and preparing students for success in their legal career.  Surprising fact: “I am blessed to have the opportunity to raise my… Read More →

Teresa Mandelin – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Teresa Mandelin – CEO, Southwestern Business Financing Corporation Mandelin has specialized in SBA lending since 1992. She is believed to be the first Native American woman to preside over a certified development company in the U.S.  Greatest Accomplishment: “Being named president and CEO of Southwestern Business Financing Corp in October 2013.” Surprising fact: “According to… Read More →

Sapphire Screen Tops List of ‘Most Wanted’ iPhone 6 Features


According to the “ iPhone Most Wanted Survey,” a representative survey of 1,000 U.S. smartphone users conducted by top used iPhone marketplace, close to half of all smartphone users say they are most excited about a rumored “Sapphire Screen” that is especially difficult to scratch or crack. According to the survey, the Top 5… Read More →

Arizona Telemedicine Program names advisory board


The award-winning Arizona Telemedicine Program (ATP) at the Arizona Health Sciences Center of the University of Arizona has announced the appointment of the National Advisory Board of the Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase (SPSSM), to be held Oct. 6-7 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Phoenix. The 24 nationally recognized thought leaders and health-care… Read More →

Massage Envy Spa Opens 1,000th Location


Scottsdale-based Massage Envy Spa, the pioneer and national leader of professional, convenient and affordable massage and spa services, announced today it has opened its 1,000th location in Exton, Pa. This milestone comes on the heels of significant growth for the 12-year-old brand, including reaching $1 billion in system-wide sales at the end of 2013. Contributing… Read More →

Sherry Lund – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business


Sherry Lund – Principal Scientist, Celebration Stem Cell Centre After having her eyes opened to the advancement of stem cell transplant medicine, Lund helped found Celebration Stem Cell Centre to provide the highest quality of viable stem cells for transplant and regenerative medicine and increase awareness of the healing effects of stem cells. Greatest Accomplishment:… Read More →

Hallier’s Book Says Divorce Need Not Be Adversarial


Ditch the drama and forget the blame game. Divorce is never an easy time, but going into it prepared and aware of brighter possibilities can make the difference between just surviving and achieving your Next Best Life. “The Wiser Divorce: Positive Solutions for Your Next Best Life” (Megève Press, September 15, 2014) by attorney and… Read More →

Georgia Lord – Most Influential Women in Arizona Business

August 14, 2014 by in Blogs

Georgia Lord – Mayor, City of Goodyear Lord has served as mayor of Goodyear since 2011 and has served on the Goodyear City Council since 2005. In 2013, GPEC awarded Lord the Distinguished Service Award in recognition of her promotion of economic development in the region. Key to her success: “The most important quality that… Read More →